HERE BE SIRENS, COSMICOMICS and More Set for Winter/Spring 2014 at Dixon Place
Scroll down for Dixon Place's 2014 Winter/Spring shows! The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place's artists and mission.
Sat, Jan 11 at 7:30
Sun, Jan 12 at 4:30
Thurs, Jan 30 at 7:30
Fri, Jan 31 at 7:30
Sat, Feb 1 at 7:30
Sun Feb 2 at 4:00pm
Here Be Sirens
by Kate Soper
Shrouded in significance, the mythological Sirens roost deep in the collective consciousness, cliched specimens of femmes fatales. In composer/vocalist Kate Soper's new work, join these singing ciphers as they investigate their own origins, seeking--through the twists and turns of ancient literature and contemporary philosophy--a way off the island for good. This moving and audacious work blends beautiful music, critical theory, Aristotelian tragedy and screwball comedy to present these beloved monsters as real beings, confronting an endless cycle of death and desire.
Kate Soper, is hailed by the New Yorker as "a dazzling vocalist" and praised in the New York Times for her "exquisitely quirky" compositions. Ms. Soper received an award from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2012, which supports this production of her new work. Other recent awards and commissions include the American Composers Orchestra, The Koussevitsky Music Foundation, and Chamber Music America. She is a co?director and vocalist for the new classical music ensemble Wet Ink.
For more information, visit www.morningsideopera.com. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 students / seniors.
2nd EXTENDED RUN!
January 17 &18 at 7:30
January 25 & February 1 at 10pm
The Junket is a hilarious, harrowing story about a struggling writer named Mike Albo. He gets a plum freelance gig at the city's most major newspaper, then goes on an ill-fated promotional junket, becomes a gossip item in the snarky blogosphere, and ends up caught in the middle of a war between old and new Media.
From writer and performer Mike Albo comes this hilarious, harrowing tale of a writer named Mike Albo who has been living/trapped in New York City for the past 20 years. He starts writing a column for the country's most influential newspaper and thinks he can finally afford his aspirational life. But after he goes on a crazy, over-the-top press junket and becomes a gossip item, he becomes a pawn in the acrimonious war between Old and New Media. Here's a wildly funny, slightly painful account of New York's back-biting media scene, the inner workings of fashion and promotion, and what it takes to survive as a writer in our chattering, challenging, increasingly unaffordable culture. "I was perilously close to exposing a secret underground economy of promotion: the gift bags and plus ones and galas and banquets that keep the city in motion, and keep underpaid writers at work. Basically, I became the Silkwood of Swag."
Mike Albo is a writer and performer who has performed his acclaimed comedic solo shows all over the country, as well as the US and Canada. He is the author of the novels Hornito and The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life (co-written with Virginia Heffernan), as well as the novella, The Junket. He is also a founding member of the legendary downtown dance troupe, The Dazzle Dancers, as well as the comedy trio, Unitard, and the comedy collective, Show Show. Check out his spacey website: Mikealbo.com. Twitter: @albomike
70 mins. Tickets: $17 in advance / $20 at the door / $15 students & seniors.
1st Dixon Place 2013 Tom Murrin Performance Award Winners!
Paper Magazine's 2013 Beautiful People!
January 23, 24, & 25 at 7:30pm
The Baroness is the Future